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1939 Royal KHM Serial # 2233923 1939 Royal KHM typewriter, Serial # 2233923 Melissa Favara's 1939 Royal KHM typewriter. 2015-08-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Melissa Favara: 1939 Royal KHM Serial # 2233923 This office model came to me when I stopped at a curio shop just west of Dundee, Oregon; the owner of the shop, an elderly veteran from Boston, didn't have any typewriters on display, but I asked if he had any around, and he agreed to show me this one from the back of the shop after he made certain I wanted it for typing and keeping rather than chopping the keys. The ribbon is in first rate shape, and the font is small with excellent serifs; it types perfectly, with the a sitting a little above the line of type.

1939 Royal KHM #2233923

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-16-2015 at 08:59PM
Last Edit: 08-19-2015 at 05:18PM


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This office model came to me when I stopped at a curio shop just west of Dundee, Oregon; the owner of the shop, an elderly veteran from Boston, didn't have any typewriters on display, but I asked if he had any around, and he agreed to show me this one from the back of the shop after he made certain I wanted it for typing and keeping rather than chopping the keys. The ribbon is in first rate shape, and the font is small with excellent serifs; it types perfectly, with the a sitting a little above the line of type.

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Though it was apparently common, this is the first time I've found a machine with a custom key; in lieu of the @ sign, this one features the symbol for Japanese yen.
Though it was apparently common, this is the first time I've found a machine with a custom key; in lieu of the @ sign, this one features the symbol for Japanese yen.

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I started collecting typewriters in 1996 when my employer at an old newsstand in Kalamazoo, MI gave me her mother's Underwood Elliot Fisher Noiseless; I love these machines and learning how to repair and maintain them. The Noiseless was the medium for a zine I wrote through the nineties and into the oughts, and my nine-year-old daughter now types regularly.



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